Legal Blog And Client Alerts

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March 26, 2024

Law now covers all vehicles stopped along a roadway

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January 12, 2024

Whether you are a driver or a passenger, if you are injured in a ridesharing accident, it is important to know your rights and protect yourself

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September 1, 2022

New York's Scaffold Law is often thought to only cover construction workers. In reality, it covers many different types of workers injured in falls from elevated workspaces. 

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July 15, 2022

Bill mandating liability policies include supplemental spousal liability coverage
awaits Gov. Hochul’s signature

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June 6, 2022

Last week, the New York State Assembly passed a long overdue update to the laws governing the right to sue following a wrongful death.

Under current law, which dates back to centuries-old English common law, the family of a loved one who dies is limited in the scope of damages they can recover to simply economic damages.

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May 20, 2022

A report released this week by the Highway Traffic Safety Administration offered a grim look at driver safety. According to the agency, 42,915 people were killed in traffic crashes in 2021, compared to 38,824 in 2020.

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January 18, 2022

On January 6, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a law that expands the admissibility of statements made by a party’s agent or employee. The goal of the update to the law is to expand the “speaking agent” exception to the rule against hearsay. If this sounds like a lot of legal speak, hang in there because it is actually a very important evolution in the law that will benefit injured workers.

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September 21, 2021

In New York State, drivers are required to carry liability insurance. But that doesn’t mean they all do. A 2021 study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found more than 12 percent of drivers on the road do not have auto insurance. That equates to roughly one in eight drivers.

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June 12, 2021

Summer is almost here, making it the perfect time to talk to your teen drivers about road safety

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April 14, 2021

Choosing the lowest auto insurance premium may leave you vulnerable

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December 9, 2020

Employers planning to hold virtual celebrations may want to consider the potential liability before raising a Zoom cocktail with employees

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August 11, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation today requiring all passengers age 16 and older who are riding in the back seat of a passenger vehicle to wear a seat belt.

The law takes effect on November 1, 2020 and expands the previous law requiring only front seat passengers age 16 and older to be belted in.

Once the new law takes effect, how could that impact personal injury cases where an injured back seat passenger is not wearing a seat belt?